Enigmatic Albania

Enigmatic Albania

  • St. Theodores church in Berat city, Albania

2 June - 11 June 2021 (9 days)

Professor Peter Sarris
Professor of Late Antique, Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Price details  

Price per person, not including flights from the UK. Single supplement £240

Tour type  
Architecture and Culture
Activity level  
The hidden gem of Europe

On this incredible journey you will join Professor Peter Sarris, and discover Albania’s fascinating culture and world-class archaeology as it emerges from decades of Communist isolation. This unique opportunity includes visits to UNESCO-listed ruins, a 4th-century castle, the remains of a classical city, as well as some of Albania’s most beautiful monasteries, churches and basilicas.


  • Visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Butrint, where Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman remains are set amidst a beautiful lake
  • Stroll around Gjirokastra’s 600 preserved Ottoman-era stone houses, quaint cobbled streets and imposing 4th-century castle
  • Uncover the remains of the great classical city of Apollonia
  • Delight in Albania’s monasteries, churches and basilicas, with their lavish mosaics and unique frescoes
  • Discover the story of Caesar’s Civil War with Pompey, of which many crucial battles which were fought in Illyria, leaving the region littered with atmospheric sites
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